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2-4 people group US$ 1,290 pp
5-6 people group US$ 1,190 pp
7-8 people group US$ 990 pp
It is important to be in good physical condition to make this moderate rated but truly rewarding trek. If you want to visit a number of stunning Inca sites linked by a beautiful stone pathway built in the midst of the most incredible scenery in rising altitudes. A good mix of culture, nature, archaeology and scenic beauty. ..then this is for you! Book early, Get in shape, Get good boots and have fun... !
Highest point 4,200 mts.
Inca Trail Classic 4Day/3Nights - DAILY DEPARTURES! Private Service.-This special Inca Trail in a private service can depart any date as long as there are Permits available. These permits are required and is important to reserve in advance, You need to book 4-6 months before due to the Permits. For last-minute booking please check the availability permits link. For 20-30 minutes, the night before your trek at 6:00 pm at your hotel.
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The Best Itinerary for a Private Small Group Inca Trail Trek !
Day 1: Private van Cusco - Km 82 Trek start. Ayapata 1st Camping.
Day 2: Ayapata, Dead woman`s pass, Llulluchapampa, Pacaymayo Camp.
Day 3: Chakicocha, Phuyu, Winaywayna, Camping or Night in Hotel in AC.
Day 4: Guided Tour at MachuPicchu. Aguas Calientes. Train return to Cusco.
Ticket for HuaynaPicchu Mt USD$ 85.00 pp Optional
ADVANTAGES OF INCA TRAIL 4Day/3Night -PRIVATE SERVICE:
- Daily departures upon your request and availability. (3-4 person mínimum).
- Pre-Departure briefing the night before your tour in your hotel.
- 8 Kg personal porter, (SAS provide a duffle bag for the porter.)
- Experienced English speaking mountain guide, expert cooks amd porters.
- Guided tour and interpretation at Machupicchu, extra time to explore.
- New Eureka comfortable tents "Outfitters 4" tent for 2 people, pillows
- Thermal rest mattress, Emergency First-aid kit, and Oxygen.
- Bus down to Aguas Calientes, Vistadome train return to Cusco.
-100% Operated by SAS Travel, we never put you with other operators.
-We guarantee 100% Peruvian SAS Travel top mountain guides.
-(Optional: start from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba).
Walking Inca Trail to Machupicchu with SAS Travel; Fully portered trek where your comfort is our prime responsibility, we make sure that you get the best experience of your holiday while you interact with the locals, explore and rediscover remote ancient Inca buildings, learning some Quechua words and history, take in the stunning landscape surrounding you and simply feel one with mother nature, while we carry your gear, prepare your meals, set up your camps and take care of all your requirements. At SAS Travel we want you to worry about nothing but getting the maximum out of your trip... just exceeding your expectations !!
Early pick-up from your hotel will begin around 5:00 am. We will meet at our departure point, Plaza Regocijo, by 5:30 to board our private transportation. Make sure you carry your original passport or ISIC card. Our journey from Cusco to Piskacucho takes approximately 3 hours, with many beautiful views of the Sacred Valley, the Urubamba River, Andean towns, and the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. Along the way, we will stop to stretch our legs, use the bathroom, and enjoy breakfast, before continuing on to Piscacucho (2,680 m / 8,790 ft). There we will meet our camp crew and the porters who will carry our belongings during our 35-mile hike. Passports in hand, we clear the official Inca Trail check point, cross a suspension footbridge across the Urubamba River, and begin our trek with a gentle climb. We have three hours on relatively level terrain as we follow the course of the river, rewarded with superb views of Mount Veronica (5,750 m). The easy walk passes through a forest of giant cactus and native bushes. At Miskay we take the trail to the left, ascending gradually to Willkaraccay high above the mouth of the Cusichaca River and across from the Inca town of Llactapata (Terrace Town). Our vantage point is from a flat bluff above the extensive site, which was built as a fort because it commands the entrance to the Cusichaca Valley. The terracing system was used during Inca times for growing maize, a prestige crop that needed irrigation in the dry highlands. After a short rest, we continue another 15 minutes down to our lunch site at Tayaroc. Our path is adorned with native flowers and bromeliads growing in the boulders along the left side, and by majestic views of the mountains in both valleys. Walking times are always approximate, depending on weather conditions, group ability and other factors. After lunch, another 3-4 hours will bring us to the village of Wayllabamba (3,000 m / 9,840 ft), followed by an uphill climb through woods and along a stream to our first camp at Ayapata (3,300 m / 10,824 ft). You will be rewarded with Te Macho and a buffet dinner. Buenas Noches!!!
Meals: BLD, Accommodation: Camping, Maximum Altitude: 3,300 m/10,824 ft, Minimum Altitude: 2,680 m/8,790 ft, Distance Travelled: 12 km approx Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m
After breakfast, we depart from the Ayapata camp around 7:00 am. This is our longest day, but one rewarded with spectacular views down several valleys and up to the surrounding snow-covered peaks. We will put in a 5-hour hike to reach our lunch camp in the Pacaymayo Valley, then another 3-4 hours to our night camp at Chakicocha. We begin with a 900-m ascent up to the Warmiwanusca (Dead Womans) Pass at 4,200 m/13,776 ft. Along the way, we ascend steeply uphill through the Corralpunku Valley to the Llulluchayoc Zone, where you can see several species of birds. With luck we will see hummingbirds, falcons and black-chested buzzard eagles. We will soon enter a beautiful cloud forest, or polylepis woodland, and the treeless grasslands of the puna. From this point, you can see the highest pass ahead. The path climbs for two more hours along a large number of steps, some of them newly laid to protect the mountain from erosion. You can walk at your own pace, stopping to catch your breath whenever you like. This last hard climb brings us to Dead Woman's Pass, the first of two that we will cross today. Once the full group reaches this pass, we take a rest break before beginning a steep descent into the Pacaymayo Valley on the other side. You will find that your energy returns as we proceed along this downhill segment toward a generous lunch and rest. In the afternoon we begin a second ascent, this time to the ruins at Runcuracay, located a bit below the Runcuracay Pass (3,950 m / 12,956 ft). From the pass, in clear weather, you can look back to the Dead Woman's Pass and forward to a breath-taking sweep of snow-capped peaks. These include the 6,000-m Pumasillo (Pumas Claw) massif. From here, most of the trail is downhill or gently undulating until we reach the impressive ruins at Sayacmarca. After some exploration, another 20 minutes bring us to Chakicocha (3,400 m / 11,000 ft). This will be our coldest night on the trail, at around +3 degrees C in December and -4 C in June. Teatime and Buffet Dinner.
Meals: BLD, Accommodation: camping, Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m/13,776 ft, Minimum Altitude: 3,000 m/9,840 ft, Distance Travelled: 16 km approx, Approximate Walking Time: 7-8 hours / Ascent up: 900 m
At sunrise, you will catch sight of Sayacmarca back along the trail, perched on the side of one of the many mountains that surround our campsite. Today´s hike is exceptionally beautiful because we will pass the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, Winaywayna, and Intipata, and enjoy dramatic vistas of the Aobamba Valley. This stretch of the trail is of well-kept paved stone, still in great condition after hundreds of years. Your lungs will appreciate the fact that today´s hike is much more down than up, and significantly shorter than yesterday´s. In getting to Phuyupatamarca (the Town of the Clouds), we will pass through the first of two short, natural tunnels in the mountains. After visiting this site, we will descend about 2,000 stone steps to Winaywayna. If you have not had any knee problems up to this point, you may after this descent. If you have had prior knee injuries, we recommend the use of trekking poles, and perhaps an extra porter, to relieve some of the stress on your joints. Around mid-day, we will arrive at the site of Winaywayna the last of the remarkable ruins en route, which we will explore and have a guided visit (2,700 m / 8,856 ft). After we will visit the adjacent site of Intipata with its dramatic terraces on the left side of the road.
After visiting the complex of Wiñaywayna we have our lunch and time for a rest before we continue with our last section of our trek for about 1.5 hours toward the Sun´s Gate Inti Punku, natural mirador of Machupicchu here you can make really nice pictures and contemplate the beauty of this impressive wonder.
From Inti Punku,- a final easy 40-minute hike will bring us to the entrance to Machu Picchu itself. The trail ends at a series of terraces, which present classic views of the overall city. We will continue on to explore the site, with explanations provided by your guide. Now in front of Machupicchu you will have time to appreciate this marvelous and magical place from the top levels near farming terrains to have spectacular views, after we enjoy enough time we start to walk down for 10 minutes toward Machupicchu´s main gate to board a bus to Aguas Calientes town, where staff of Viajeros Hotel are waiting for us. After settle in our private rooms, your guide will take you to the natural hot springs to relax and indulge your muscles then return for our dinner at the Hotel. OR our 2nd option is if you don`t want to end in Aguas Calientes town, to get off the bus at Puente Ruinas camp for our 3rd Night in camping in Puente Ruinas near to the river OR our 3rd option is to stay at Wiñaywayna camping for the 3rd night (2 hours before Machu Picchu) and walk this short leg on the morning on Day 4th. and arrive to Machu Picchu by 08:00 am and spend the full morning with your group and have a guided tour.
* (For those people interested in climb to WAYNA PICCHU mountain you need to book in advance and ask to purchase a new ticket USD$ 85.00 per person and this will be for the 2nd turn at 10.00 am after your guided tour at Machu Picchu). Guides are not allowed to climb this mountain, there are park guards along the route and is well signposted.
Meals: BLD, Accommodation: camping, Maximum Altitude: 3,750 m/ 12,300 ft, Minimum Altitude: 2,700 m/8,856 ft, Distance Travelled: 10 Km approx. Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours /Descent: 700 m
We will get up very early around 5:30 am we will take the first bus to Machupicchu ( 30 minutes) then walk for 10 minutes to the higher part for overlooking Machu Picchu -the guard House for the first rays of the sunrise and great views. Guided tour in each of the group of temples and residences for 2-3 hours, your guide will show the 3 window and principal temple on the main Inca Plaza and other areas of this marvelous city, The formal tour will end around midday, after which there will be a couple of hours for more exploring on your own. For those still with energy and interested to climb the Huaynapicchu mountain, please note that you need to reserve and purchase a ticket in advance (also are limited spaces, there are 2 sessions: 1st at 7am; 2nd at 10 am. (In case of 5 Day trip we recommend you to book a 2nd turn entry at 10 am,) Additional options: If your legs, lungs, and energy still hold up after our four days of hiking, it may be possible to climb the peak of Huayna Picchu, behind the main site. However, special permits are required and they are issued in limited quantities. So if you are interested, talk with your guide at the initial briefing for the trek, and remind them on the third night to make arrangements. If permits are not available, you may instead hike to the Inca Bridge or climb Machu Picchu mountain, both located near the site, but staying at Aguas Calientes town you will have a big chance for this. In the early afternoon, lunch will be provided at Viajeros Hotel down in the town of Aguas Calientes. There you will also be able to store your backpack, take a shower and/or look around the town a bit before catching the train back to Cuzco.
Meals: BL, Accommodation: Not Included, Maximum Altitude: 2,700 m / 8,856 ft, Minimum Altitude: 2,400 m / 7,872 ft (Machupicchu), Distance Travelled: 8 Km approx plus exploration of Machu Picchu
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours /Descent: 300 m